It’s been established that some airlines are Coeliac friendly and others not so much when it comes to ordering and getting a 100% gluten free meal. IÂ am interested in finding out how other Coeliacs findÂ travelling byÂ air when they try to get their ownÂ food onto the flight.
Whether or not I have a gluten free meal ordered, on a long-haul flight I like toÂ bring some of my own food just in case. I don’t want to find myself stuck for hours without anything safe to eat if something goes wrong. Most of the time I packÂ fruit (especially bananas and oranges)Â andÂ seed and nut bars. On a couple of occasions after being diagnosed, I tried to take yoghurt but was told that I couldn’t bring this onto the flight. I tried both putting the yoghurt into my hand luggage and alsoÂ putting it into the clear plastic bag to show securityÂ but whatever I didÂ IÂ was toldÂ to either put it in the bin or eat it before going back through security.Â Am I ridiculous for even trying to takeÂ my dangerous, threateningÂ yoghurts through security? Does anyone have any tips onÂ the bestÂ gluten free food to take on flights?
Since writing this post I’ve been on a lot of flights, domestic and international and the best advice I would give anyone who is planning to fly gluten free is to come prepared! Check out my tips for flying gluten free and share your experiences, good or bad.